Senior Software Engineer 

San Francisco, CA or Remote within U.S.

about this role

The Senior Software Engineer role is the opportunity for a versatile engineer to be part the foundational team of a profitable proven startup, doubling seven figure revenue year over year, that is led by experienced entrepreneurs. You will work on a professional development product loved by its users (NPS of 70) that sits at the center of a community of top performers from companies like Slack, Pinterest, CreditKarma, ClassPass, ipsy, Eventbrite, SurveyMonkey, Thumbtack, and more.

Reforge was founded by Brian Balfour (former VP Growth @ HubSpot, 3X venture backed founder) and includes key advisors (Andrew Chen, Managing Partner @ Andreesen Horowitz, former growth @ Uber) and Russell Glass (Former founder/CEO Bizo - acquired by LinkedIn). We are based in San Francisco, but welcome remote team members based in the US. We offer competitive salary, benefits, flexible vacation, minimal travel requirement, continuing education support and more.

about reforge

Our professional world is changing faster than ever. This accelerating change creates more opportunity than ever before, but how we capture this opportunity is lagging far behind. Professional development and masters level education is a lifelong endeavor, however but there is a growing gap of what professionals want/need and the existing options available.

Reforge develops professional development programs for top performers. We work with the leaders of the fastest growing and most innovative companies such as Uber, Pinterest, Atlassian, and HubSpot to teach frontier topics to todays emerging leaders. Our programs focus on:

  • Results over certifications

  • Going deep, rather thank skimming the surface

  • Continuous learning, over static expertise

In just a couple of years, we've built a thriving community of emerging leaders solving problems at Airbnb, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Amazon, Facebook, Stitch Fix, and many more. Here are just a few comments from our alums:

“I got my MBA at Berkeley, but this program has been more transformational for me then the entire two years I spent there. Thank you!”

“Reforge is easily the highest quality professional skills program out there. If I had to choose between attending an unlimited number of industry conferences, versus going only to the Reforge, I'd choose Reforge without hesitation.”

“Reforge has easily been one of the best investments of time and money I've ever made in my professional development. I love how the course codifies what I've been doing for the last four years as VP of Marketing.”

What You’ll Do

  • Contribute to the Reforge offering by understanding the mission and chip in with feedback/ideas on how to improve Reforge

  • Lead by example by writing code others can understand

  • Design and development of new products, features, and enhancements

  • Own and solve problems from end-to-end.

  • Engage with customers to understand their problems, goals, and aspirations in pursuit of a better customer experience

  • Work with a cross-functional team of Communicate with non-engineers to define requirements and deliverables

  • Contribute feedback and ideas to the direction of Reforge that align with the mission

  • Keep up-to-date with current technologies, and know when to apply them to projects

  • Periodically teach your co-workers all the great stuff you learnt via tech talks, brown bags, blogs or open source


who you’ll work with

  • Head of Engineering and Head of Product - You’ll work closely with our Head of Engineering and Head of Product on our small, but experienced product team.

  • World Class Students - Our programs are application only and selective. They attract top performers from the world's leading tech companies.


what we are looking for

  • You understand and enjoy working on the full stack (servers, backend, frontend, assets, networking)

  • You've worked with or have strong familiarity with the latest versions and main libraries of the following tech:

    • Ruby on Rails

    • React, vanilla javascript, webpack

    • Postgres, redis, memcached

    • Server knowledge like Heroku, Docker, or custom builds

    • Bonus: Python, mobile (native or non-native), data science libraries/tools

  • You have an business-oriented mindset and have built software with a proven track record of making it part of a successful business

  • Strong communication skills written and verbal

  • Can lead a project from conception to maintenance, planning iterative releases that delivers high impact


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